LONDON: The shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has said that Jeremy Corbyn will create the space for Labour to have the next female leader. She criticised what she described as a cultural misogyny problem but praised strong male feminists in Labour.
Asked about her views of sexist bullying of women, the Ashton-under-Lyne MP told the Sunday Times magazine: “I think culturally we have a misogyny problem, not just in the Labour Party.” She added that she believes “some of the best feminists I know are men in the Labour movement”.
Asked why the party has not yet had a woman as leader she said: “Watch this space. I think Jeremy will create the space for us to have the next female leader.” The 37-year-old has spoken openly about her tough childhood, growing up with a mother who struggled with mental health problems, and leaving school pregnant at 16.